Sunday, 31 July 2011

The week that was....

If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that this week has mainly consisted of me counting down the days til my week off which officially begins tomorrow! I'm really looking forward to not having to set my alarm for 5.30am tomorrow morning!

I've also been trying to do as much packing as I can and today I moved some of my clothes and toiletries to my mum and dads but it still feels like I have a million and one things to do and pack.

And another Royal wedding happened on Saturday in Scotland. Zara Phillips tied the knot with Mike Tindall and I think she looked lovely. Dare I say it but I think I prefer her dress to Kate's (yes I'm prepared for the backlash from that comment!)

So even though I'm off work this week I still have a fun packed schedule but it'll still be better than being at work! Hahaha! Hope you all had a good week!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

Batiste - What would I do without you?

I remember just before I went to uni, which was 5 years ago now, I bought my first bottle of Batiste dry shampoo and it was the tropical scent which is still my favourite by far, and I haven't looked back since.

I use it at least every other day and sometimes wonder what I'd do without it, it is seriously a staple haircare product for me.

Recently the range has been revamped with new designs for the cans, new sizes and an added addition of an XXL volume variety.

XXL volume
You use this the same way as the other dry shampoos - spray onto roots from a 30cm distance, massage in, brush and style. Buuuuut it contains a special volumising ingredient which will transform your hair into big, bouncy, volumised locks!

Original dry shampoo
The ordinary varieties come in a number of different scents including original, blush, tropical, boho, diva, fresh and three coloured ones for blonde, medium brown and dark brown hair.

Travel Batiste
Original, tropical and blush also come in handy travel sized cans which are ideal for shirt breaks, holidays, and your handbag.

Prices start at £1.55 for the travel sized can and they are available from Superdrug, Boots, Sainsbury's and Independent Pharmacies.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Haul - Boots and George at Asda

This is another haul post, not very exciting but I thought I'd show you anyway.

George at Asda
Cardigans - £14 each

I've worn the cream one a few times already and it's really nice and comfy and not that warm to wear in our 'summer' weather.

Bourjois smoky eyes eyeshadows - £7.99
So Laque nail polishes - £5.99 each

Bourjois is currently on 3 for 2 so it only cost me £13.98 but I used my Boots points so actually they were free and I got a free pair of sunglasses!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Haul - Next summer sale

Next had their summer sale a couple of weeks ago and I bought a few things so here is what I got:

Versailles headboard - £40 (was £90)

Two bedsets - £30 each (was £60 each)

Polo top - £8 (was £16)

Did you get anything good in their sale? Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, 25 July 2011

NOTD - No7 So Simple

No7 So Simple nail polish available at Boots for £7.00.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

The week that was....

This week has mainly consisted of work, work and more work. And sorting out my stuff ready for moving.

My things from the Next sale arrived and a haul post will be up soon!

Chris moved out on Friday so I'm now home alone which is good as I can finally start to get my stuff sorted and packed properly.

Next week is my last week at work and then I get a week off, soooo looking forward to it!

And finally some photos because this weeks post is rubbish!

Images borrowed from weheartit

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

100 things I love: Part 1

1. A Knights Tale

2. Cupcakes

3. Crafting

4. Harry Potter

5. Holidays

6. Reading

7. Tea

8. Westies

9. Apple Macs

10. Christmas

Sunday, 17 July 2011

The week that was....

This week has felt like a life time! I had my mandatory induction at work on Monday and Wednesday and they were the two longest days of my life. Basically they consisted of being sat down watching Power Point presentations all day. Monday wasn't too bad as it was only 9-2.30 but Wednesday was a 9-5 day. So after learning about finance, security, load handling and the organisations values I also learnt that being sat down for 8 hours really isn't good for my bottom, I've never looked forward to being able to stand up more!

But anyway enough of my moaning! This week I've also been attempting to clear some stuff out ready for moving. I didn't realise that we had so much stuff in the loft so as I have tomorrow booked off work I'm going to try to get all of it sorted and my housework done.

And I'm also loving that Shameless is being shown on Dave (weeknights at 10pm if you're wondering), I forgot how good the earlier series's were, especially Sheila, that woman is bonkers!

Hope you all had a good week and hello to my new followers! And don't forget my Mac birthday giveaway which you can all enter here and please please please do so!

Image borrow from weheartit

Friday, 15 July 2011

NOTD - Bumblebee inspired

Today's NOTD is inspired by bumblebees! I used Rimmel's I Love Lasting Finish in Sunshine and put Models Own black smash-up over the top. Both are available from Boots.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Beauty problems: Cellulite

This is the start of a new set of posts about beauty problems and I'm starting with cellulite.

What is it?
Cellulite affects about 80-90% of the female population and it is rarely seen in males. It is most notably seen as a dimple effect in the skin and it resembles orange peel.

What causes it?
It is caused by pockets of fat which are pushed upwards through the net like connective tissue resulting in the dimpled effect. Cellulite is often a sign that your body's circulation is slowing down and that it's struggling to get rid of substances that it's not used to such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol but bad diet and a lack of water consumption also have a direct in it's formation.

How to get rid of it?
Cellulite can be irradiated by doing the following things:
Improving the blood flow and circulation - using a dry body brush on areas with cellulite in a circular motion will help to do this
Rehydrate the area - use body lotions and increase your water intake. We should be drinking 8 glasses a day
Decrease toxin intake - reduce the amount of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine you consume
Diet - eat more nutritious food and less process products
Exercise - increase your exercise to try to reduce the amount of fat in your body

What beauty products are available to eradicate cellulite?
Nip + Fab Cellulite Fix - £18.33 for 150ml
Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil - £18.95 for 100ml
Nivea Goodbye Cellulite 10 Day Serum - £11.22 for 75ml
Biotherm Celluli Laser D.Code Anti Cellulite Treatment - £37.79 for 200ml
Soap & Glory Slimwear - £9.45 for 200ml
Vichy Lipo Metric - £22.47 for 200ml
Bliss Fatgirlslim - £28.60 for 170.5g
Rodial Crash Diet - £75.00 for 150ml

Also available....
Anti-cellulite shapewear from brands including Lytess which include leggings, capri pants and pedal pushers which cost upwards from £45.00.

Have you got any products which you swear by to help keep cellulite under control? Share below in the comments!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Brand Focus - Ole Henriksen

Ole Henriksen is a brand which I've only recently heard of, well taken notice of anyway. It's more of an upper end brand regarding prices but what is it all about?

Ole Henriksen was born in Denmark in 1951. As a teenager he suffered from acne and was treated by and esthetician in Jakarta, Indonesia, who used natural treatments to heal his skin. Ole was amazed by the transformation and enrolled at the Christine Shaw Beauty College in London to study cosmetic chemistry, anatomy, face and body care as well as other modules.

In 1975 he opened his Ole Henriksen of Denmark Skin Care Center in Beverly Hills where he offered innovative treatments, used state of the art equipment and quickly it became the talk of the town.

In 1986 Ole created his first products which were Avocado Facial Cleanser, Cucumber Facial Cleanser and Herbal Day Cream.

After one move of location in 1981, in 1998 he decided to move back to his old location in Beverly Hills and to reinvent the Ole Henriksen brand which included a brand new, bright logo and packaging.

Today there are countless products available for all skin types as well as haircare products and products design for mens skin.

Popular products include:

3 Little Wonders Mini Kit - £31

African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser 270ml - £26

Ultimate Eye Lift Gel 28ml - £36

Pure Perfection Nourishing Night Creme 50g - £47

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